Dr. Peter Zeegen, MD

Dr. Peter Zeegen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
74 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Zeegen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Encino, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley

16311 Ventura Blvd Ste 750

Encino, CA 91436
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zeegen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Zeegen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Zeegen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zeegen "As founding partner of Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, Dr. Peter Zeegen has been in practice over thirty years and has performed over fifteen thousand advanced eye surgeries. This makes him one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Zeegen graduated with honors from UCLA School of Medicine, completed his residency training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and started his practice in Encino in 1974. Dr. Zeegen shares the knowledge he has gained with his colleagues as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute. He has been Chief of Ophthalmology at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center, and in addition has been an active member of the Admissions Committee of the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Zeegen was awarded the Jules Stein Eye Institute Senior Honor Award in recognition of almost 30 years of teaching resident doctors."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Ucla Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zeegen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zeegen does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Zeegen and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Zeegen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zeegen to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zeegen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Cannot recommend. . Dr. Zeegan was my cataract surgeon. He recommended a premium lens replacement for my left eye cataract surgery that was supposed to replace contact lenses or glasses. This lens cost me $2000 extra. But Dr. Z failed to consider how my prior retinal detachment would prevent the...more
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